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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and a
CNN
Sep 10, 2010 9:00am EDT
why. that will do it for us. thanks for getting up for a special edition of american morning. head to our blog. we hope you have a wonderful weekend. >> see you back here on monday. the news continues with kyra phillips. >> good morning and thanks. we are going to get right to the breaking news in san bruno, california. the neighborhood fire has been burn for almost 12 hours. natural gas feeding it. that fire is still so intense that crews can't even look for victims yet. at least three people are reported dead. the fire captain expects the numbers to rise. two dozen have been hurt and 100 homes damaged. it started with a ruptured gas line and a huge explosion. a team with the ntsb is headed to see what went wrong. crews and the red cross and doctors, nurses and neighborhoods were turned upside down in a flash. the blast and fire was so sudden and intense, people barely had time to react. one survivor said that the car bumper actually melted as he was racing away. he is talking with survivors. dan? >> we are in the bark parking lot of a parking mall. this is where many of the evacu
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am PDT
will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 5:00am PDT
comment. >> even if they don't stop it the u.s. supreme court may intervene and say go forward. >> reporter: if all goes ahead this will be the state's first in nearly five years, a judge halted them after he said the procedures for preparing and administering the drugs were not clear, recordkeeping was bad and the death chamber was too dimly lit for staff to monitor their procedures. the judge said he is allowing it to proceed because a supreme court ruling upheld lethal injections in kentucky and because ohio and washington state also have had 1 drug lethal injections for a year with no reported problems. that even as he presides over a lawsuit challenging the very same procedures. brown had a choice by noon yesterday to choose either a one drug injection or a three drug cocktail. he did neither. coming up we are going to tell you how the prison officials here at san quintin right now appear to be the only ones that could stay the, excuse themselves in a manner of speaking. live at san quintin, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we will continue to follow this story through
NBC
Sep 12, 2010 7:00am PDT
sanchez. thanks for joining us. a high risk of failure. that is the this morning from a pg&e document about the very pipeline that exploded two-and-a-half days ago. despite that assessment, the document shows that pg&e did not plan to replace that pipeline for another three years. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live in san bruno this morning with the details on the investigation. good morning, tracy. >> reporter: good morning, kris. we're here live at the red cross staging area here at the bay hill shopping center in san bruno. now, it's a rather disturbing document from pg&e. and no doubt, the utility and the national transportation safety board will face a lot of questions about it today at a press conference that is scheduled to begin right here in about an hour. now, it may end up confirming what caused the explosion that blasted dozens of homes and killed seven people thursday in the san bruno neighborhood, and could help authorities determine who is to blame. the documents show that pg&e knew that the section of the pipe that ruptured was at a high risk to fail. and for three yea
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
CBS
Sep 12, 2010 7:30am PDT
an update on t >>> don't tell us people are not missing when we know people are missing. >> an update on the death toll from the san bruno pipeline explosion. some neighbors say they are being kept out of the loop. the anger rising over the search for the missing. >>> we take a closer look at the source of the explosion as many residents prepare to return to their homes. what federal inspectors discovered on that piece of pipeline at the center of the disaster. >>> 7:30 a.m. on sunday morning september 12th i am phil matier. >> i am julie watts. want to get right to our top story conflicting reports on the number of dead in san bruno blast. the coroner's office revised the number of people killed in thursday's explosion back down to 4. now yesterday investigators had increased it to 7. some confusion may be cleared up this morning at a press conference scheduled to begin in just about 30 minutes. here is what we do know. at least 6 people are still missing. and dogs searching the san bruin know neighbourhood where the gas pipe exploded may have discovered more victims. a
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am PDT
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
,000 feet of hoses towards the blast site. >> as close as we can get. there are citizens helping us drag hose. and this is all hands on deck. >> and at 9:00 the following morning, for this san bruno native leaving the scene was almost as difficult as watching neighbors and friends lose their homes and their lives. >> this is probably one of the hardest things he had to do. this is like my family. >> those first crews were so overwhelmed when they got here to this scene that they said they thought the neighborhood would be destroyed and there would be many more lives shot saying what saved them was a team effort many agencies from around the county were among the first responders here and that they're able to work well together to communicate properly. abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. >> the coroner confirmed identity of the fourth victim of the fire 81-year-old elizabeth torres tried -- dried trying to -- died trying to escape her home. >> the national transportation safety board updated its investigation into the pipeline explosion within the past hour. the vice chairman say they have r
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 7:30am PDT
. >>> cal grad sarah shoark back in the u.s. after more than a year in iranian prison. what she plans to do the moment she reaches new york. >> mostly i will miss your laughter. >> a mothers anguish over the loss of daughter. how friends and family remembered one of the young victims of the san bruno pipe explosion. >>> san bruno, the first toll lane that doesn't cross a bridge. >>> 7:30 a.m. the 19th of september. good morning i am julie watts. >> i am phil matier. we have a lot of news and talk to cover in the next hour. we are in the final month before the november elections and across the board. there is no clear front runners. we will talk about what both parties are going to need to do if they want to win this election. >>> plus later in the wake ofanti muslim sentiment a chance to show a different side. >>> and how health leaders in one bay area county are fighting back against an outbreak of whooping cough. >>> we will get to that in just a moment first leading the news this morning friends and family bid a fond farewell to one of the youngest victims of the san bruno pipeline explo
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am PDT
with the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco but it appears only the prison can actually -- if the 9th circuit u.s. court doesn't grant -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- only then. the condemned man is albert green woofed brown. he was sentenced to death in 1982 for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old riverside, california, girl. this morning attorneys speaking for brown will ask a marin superior court to stay the execution. they say changes to the lethal injection protocol are minor and that the judge that allowed it to go forward doesn't respond correctly or allow public commentment yesterday he missed a deadline to choose between a one drug execution and a three drug execution. >> the judge's ruling today really gives albert brown a hobson's choice, which is no choice at all. judge fogel is saying albert brown must either give up his rights under the federal constitution or his rights under state law. it is completely unfair. >> the 9th circuit court of appeal will look at several of the issues including the judge's ruling itself. the judge, who said there are several
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 5:30pm PDT
for their release. >> reporter: sara shourd embraced her mother, grateful to be back in the u.s. but the american released after 13 months in an iranian prison says this is no time to celebrate. >> my disappointment with not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. i stand before you 1/3 free. >> reporter: when she left iran last week, she left behind her fiance, shane bauer and her friend josh fattal. the three were charged with spying. >> it's time to clear up the misunderstanding that lead to our imprisonment. >> reporter: shourd used the new york news conference to explain she and bauer had jobs in syria and went hiking with fatal to a popular iraq waterfall. >> we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> reporter: the iranian president arrived in new york on sunday to attend the u.n. general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad said releasing shourd was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who were illegally arrested and detained. >> reporter: the mothers of bauer and fatal wouldn't comment on that
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >> yeah, cooling down a bit. low pressure system down to the south of us in baja giving us more clouds today and also giving us cooler temperatures. we'll take a look at those cooler temperatures in just a few moments. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. we are just getting word of a serious accident in oakland westbound 580 approaching grand avenue. it sounds like a car flipped over. chp is heading to the scene now. we are watching these sensors. so far they haven't changed color. so far they are still showing green. but we'll continue to check that if you are heading towards the macarthur maze something to be aware of. we also still have this injury crash in city streets in san francisco at 6th and folsom. police are still on scene and apparently one lane of 6th street is blocked near the intersection. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. -- that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >>> california's first execution in nearly five years has been put on hold and may not happen u
FOX
Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
telling us, there are reports that there is one more confirmed dead bringing the death toll up to four. we talked about the process of going through the neighborhood and seeing how many more victims there are. they found another victim. at this point, what we are doing is monitoring the situation out here. you are looking at a view of the smoke that rises. any time you see white smoke above an area, firefighters say that's a good thing better than black smoke indicating that the fire is getting going. we are expecting that they made progress on the fire fight. we look from above at the neighborhood in front of us where there is still smoke coming up from the large portion of the neighborhood. no visible flames from where we were able to look at. no visible signs of damage. so we know the damage area is further from where we are. the latest out here is that they have confirmed one more dead bringing the toll to four in this fire. this is just beginning. we are checking a lot of updates. we will continue to follow that and bring you the latest information. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news.
CNN
Sep 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
, thanks very much. thanks for joining us. breaking news, the little-known pastor whose plan to burn korans sparked an american fire around the world. he canceled his plans but tonight it's possible he hasn't. the latest in the bizarre back and forth of the last few hours and how this little pastor has somehow inserted himself in the controversy over the mosque and islamic center near ground zero. the democratic congressman who says the health plan is for people to, quote, die soon. most controversial member of his party is up for re-election. we'll take you in "360 politics under pressure." >>> facing the makings of republican tidal wave. are democrats running away from and in some cases running against the obama policies, some that they voted for? >>> we begin with the breaking news, the koran burning planned for 9/11 that was canceled today after a series of twists and turns, involving everyone from defense secretary gates to donald trump could be back on again. that's the breaking news tonight. only the obscure florida preacher knows for sure. only thing we learned for sure is that he i
KRON
Sep 17, 2010 5:30pm PDT
president told us they were relieved now that suspect still in jail this latest sexual assault has many residents shaken up. >> the has to get this under control there's one like myself that live along that need to feel safe. my dog isn't going to protect me from attack obviously trade >> would you make that this is the same type of crime that these same type of >> for perplexed were unnerved like the residence and i can assure you were doing everything we can try and solve this case and its own in custody. >> we make that is another result in the same place. >> it can be unrelated there's something about this area that's causing an attraction for violence. >> fellow essence say they think it's the buildings themselves. >> it has the pockets of igor in one corner you can hear a lot back there and you could definitely have something happen without anybody seemed carried >> what would make you feel safe. >> getting a secure call box. >> the park regents he has a call box by you don't have to use to convert good side and walk around the gate to get in. the owners say they close off the fro
NBC
Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. federal investigators and the people who survived the san bruno blast will return to the nabd this morning looking for the same thing. answers to how could this happen. we have live team coverage today in the bay's bob redell has a story of the people who live there and lost so much but we begin with christy smith with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. you know, ntsb investigators are beginning their work but they have already met with pg&e for sometime and they asked for an extensive history of this pipeline. things like excavation work around it that may have perhaps damaged it. but they say it will take time to get to the bottom of why this pipeline exploded and the fire that followed it leveled a neighborhood. here's what we know t. 30-inch gas pipeline was installed in 1956. investigators will send part to a lab in washington, d.c. for analysis. the toll is staggering, four dead, 52 people injured, seven people hospitalized with critical burns and there are still three homes left to search. if it's cool enough dogs w
ABC
Sep 11, 2010 6:00am PDT
for when residents might be allowed to reenter. city officials tell us they hope to narrow the evacuation area and let some people back in hopefully as early as today. while it is too dangerous for homeowners to get back into the fire zone, news crews get a quick look into the disaster area. lillian kim shows us what's there. >> glen view drive and earl avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the 30-inch pg&e pipeline is in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was so large it blew out of the ground. they inspected the crater and still no word what caused the high-pressure pipeline to rupture. in all destroyed 37 homes in the crestwood neighborhood. some sites there's nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. others are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers but many have been red-tagged deemed uninhabitable. brian wants to see his house but emergency officials aren't allowing residents to take a look just yet. >> keep changing their mind. i don't know why they changed th
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
the newcomer stayed more on message, sometimes reciting speech lines, jerry brown used humor, analysts say people will disagree on who won because it all depended on exactly what you were looking for. >> people looking for consistency and a predictable message and a solid presence, i think they might be attracted to meg. if they are looking for experience and some personality and i think he was warm tonight, some warmth, some charm, some passion, then it is jerry. >> reporter: certainly both candidates had something to prove and people are watching them carefully. jerry brown certainly has been in politics for a long time. he is trying to prove he is more than a career politician and he is still relevant decades after being governor of california as he tries again for that top office. meg whitman is a new cammer to the political scene. she wanted to establish she is up for the job and can maneuver sacramento, coming up you will hear what they had to say last night. jerry brown as he addressed some of the questions about weather he can stay more focused and we will tell you why meg whitman
KICU
Sep 9, 2010 7:00pm PDT
the fire there or is it? >> right now no major impact. a slow period of the evening for us as far as departures. where the fire is it is just a little south of our departure path for our flights if you are familiar with the runway configuration. the normal flights and domestic people are out over the bay and transatlantic goes over san bruno and daly city. but right now we don't have the impact. we sent three units of mutual aid, firefighterring rigs over there at the request of the commander. >> okay. thank you for your time. we will be checking back in with you as well. let's go now to julie with more new information, jewel stphe. >> reporter: yes, i just received information from kaiser hospital in south city onel camino raol. they are reporting they have six patients as a result of the fire. three are in critical condition. they say more people, more patients are walking into their er. we learned that sutter hospital in burling game has been notified to stand by. they do not have a trauma center there in burling game but they have been alerted, notified and be ready for patie
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. david louie is in the newsroom with that part of the story for us. >> it's going to take a year and others admit they came up short. >> something went wrong. and we're all doing our jobs and this explosion happened anyway. >> that is the executive director of the california public utilities commission. he joined the president of pg&e and others as a subcommittee fine tunes a bill to tighten pipeline inspections. san bruno mayor set the tone. >> you may be asking yourself what can the federal government do to help san bruno. first, and for most should take necessary actions to assure this never happens again. >> the tragedy prompted two senators to sponsor a bill doubling the number of pipeline inspectors. the federal agency responsible for interstate pipelines admits there are 17 fewer inskbrorkts than budgeted and 96 people to check on 217,000 miles of pipe. >> each inspector is responsible for over 2000 miles of pipeline. that is the distance from san francisco to chicago. >> intrastate pipes confined to border rise main responsibility of state regulator autos all work we did
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am PDT
back inside their homes. the city manager has been updating us for hours now. >> right now we're all on standby. we have had about nine units from the sheriff's department that responded. we had three engines from the fire district that responded along with fire chief and battalion chief. >> reporter: the fire department, pg&e crews are out here. we actually can't smell any of the odor that has been placed with the natural gas because the wind is kind of pushing that all away from where we are located. but we can hear this two inch line still spewing that natural gas into the atmosphere this morning. we can tell you anyone trying to access eastbound highway 24 may have trouble at this hour. the city manager has already made contingency plans for drivers commuting this morning since repairs aren't expected to be done soon. we've been told it is shut down through downtown. but brookwood has been opened. so drivers can drive past the theater and on to the freeway. we'll have more on this coming up in just a little bit. live from oridan, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> two other
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 7:00am PDT
for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am PDT
jose, 65 san francisco. but the seven-day forecast puts us in a weather u-turn. you might need the umbrella this weekend. we'll explain why coming up. >>> and new this morning, governor schwarzenegger will get his first glimpse in person of the devastation in san bruno. he is returning from a trip to asia. he was there working to bring more jobs back to california. >>> in san bruno this morning, investigators zeroing in on what could have been done to prevent the disaster. some state leaders think the shutoff valve should shut off automatically and that may have saved some lives. just one of many accusations being leveled at pg&e charged with putting lives at risk. this morning we have information on a whistle floer tablower tak to court. bob redell is live this morning. we understand this lawsuit was filed weeks before the deadly gas line explosion. >> reporter: you can correct, a few weeks prior. good morning to you, laura. it should be noted this whistleblower has never worked on the gas pipeline that exploded here in san bruno, but mike wiseman, from los altos has worked on
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am PDT
's a wednesday at 6:00. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news looks as though california's first execution in five years will not take place at san quentin this week and probably not this year. a federal judge has changed his mind and put off tomorrow's scheduled lethal injection. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is at the u.s. 9th circuit court of appeals. that's where the attorney general will be. >> attorney general jerry brown wants the execution to go forward. they will file with the 9th district court of appeals today. that's because the u.s. federal judge jeremy fogel reversed his decision from just last week and was saying the execution could go forward as long as rapist albert brown had a choice of the method of execution either the one-shot or three-shot technique. the 9th circuit returned fogel's initial decisionsy saying that the one-shot method isn't offered in california so he couldn't be offered that. the protocol he objected to in 2006 hasn't been fixed. >> they say what's called the con
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am PDT
if they lowered that amount or the family or someone came up with the money. the u.s. couldn't do that. >> she reportedly had health issues that may have been part of the factor why she got off and the other two are still in. new developments and it looks like good news for sarah shourd. we are continuing to follow this and will bring you the latest. we want to help you get ready for work. checking out the forecast and jennifer hill is in this morning for rob. >> it feels fallesque out there this morning. the temperatures got chilly and they are cool right now. starting out with the 50s and 52 in santa rosa. today that starts a warping trend. we will see the low clouds and the fog burning off early. there is a look at the forecast highs today. >> looks good. thank you very much. new to new information on the san bruno disaster. right now investigators are searching for the people missing since thursday's deadly explosion. we have the latest overnight developments covered from several angles. chris sanchez has a look at the new proposal that would leave taxpayers footing the bill for similar di
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am PDT
. they had it carted in on tanker trucks. residents were telling us amazing stories. one woman near tears talked about the shocking events. >> a big boom. it was a big kaboom and the house shock and i pulled the blinds up and it was like back to the future where it just came up in one big bomb. >> i was in the kitchen. i thought it was a earthquake like a lot of people. i looked out the window, and i saw what -- to me it was a fireball. and i thought it was a plane that caught fire or something and was crashing. >> fire captain charlie barringer, three people died. official word three but we heard six. the flames jumped 100 to 150 feet at their peak. right now things are far calmer and far safer. we are hearing that as we look at some live choppers from -- live pictures from our chopper i should say, we are hearing that crews are going to be going into the area starting -- sometime around 8:00 this morning looking for possibly more victims, looking in the homes that were damaged and looking at the remains of the buildings, the homes that were destroyed here. again, official word is three
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 put their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. police fear many casualties. we're live on the scene. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. we'll get to that right quaye. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threat
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. a busy news day. >> it is. straight to our breaking news this morning, out of northern california. a giant fireball there last night just around dinner time, dozens of homes destroyed after a huge explosion last night. it was apparently caused by a broken gas line that happened in a san francisco suburb, very close to san francisco international airport. priya david clemens has the latest. priya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're right at the edge of where the fire stopped. look at the devastation behind me. you'll see burned out cars, the firefighters still working to make sure all the smoldering flames are out completely. we're seeing little pockets of flames still pop up here and there. see this home has been completely flattened. this is a scene that has been repeated dozens of times throughout this neighborhood. parts of san bruno, california, were turned into a raging inferno around dinner time thursday evening. flames roared some 60 feet into the air as block after block in this residential neighborhood, about fiv
KOFY
Sep 28, 2010 9:00pm PDT
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KRON
Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
yesterday using aerial drops as well fighting at like the wild fire. it is fighting throughout residential and highly packed neighborhood. to continue our coverage now we of welch and here he is at the command center at red cross in your looking at the victims and talking to them. well? >> joining me now is charlie and bowed and. you live at the place and your home at the time. surely canute describe the sound tell there is the ambulance rushing by. either it's injury or death to go to another scene will get information on that. now back to charlene, your home at this time and said it gave me chills. tell what you saw and what you heard >> as, my living room and there is the shaking. the windows in the house felt like there is pressure building up and then there was a sound and an explosion. a look at my window and i did not really have to but my living room was a bright orange red and it was a giant ball of flames coming up with smoke. i can't tell side to seal was light on and the public favors right there and we just got some of our belongings and there was a residential home down the s
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm PDT
's why one man told us today, that he is not letting any companies into his house until he has personally spoken to pg & e about them. another woman had an appointment with servepro and they didn't shoip. live, tracy grant, nbc bay area news. >> thanku, an e, & e documents sevealed there are fourunroe at hi ghri tsg or f aee wrehek or at nbca.ayre a line 132, the peipelin ieln s br or neliblbl.ew. line 1,13 south bay/sacramento delta. line 107o t livermore. line 108 runs to sacramento. >> emotional good by for a mother and daughter who died in the san bruno explosion. ♪ ♪ >> hundreds turned out for the funeral mass at a church in san francisco to honor jacqueline greg and her 13-year-old daughter. classes were chanced so students could attend. people spoke of their memories of the mother and daughter. >> who were jackie and genessa. jackie greg, beautiful mother, and loving wife. dead kate e dedicated, passional. strong, in fell gent. genessa, the epitome of innocence and love. a tour de force with character and personality. >> jacqueline's husband and eldest daughter were not home a
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am PDT
it! 5:00. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire is focusing on the pressure levels inside the natural gas pipe that blew. overpressurized gas lines are a common cause of explosion. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry, pg&e has been ordered already to reduce pressure in the effected pipe. what happened to that? >> well, they haven't done it yet. i'm about to tell you why. i want to let you know we're directly across the street from the entire block that has been reducedto rubble by the explosion and pg&e has been criticized not reducing the pressure enough in its natural gas line. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to reduce pressure by 20%. it has only reduce it had by 10%. the company says it needs more clarification on that issue. mercury news has uncovered evidence of 15 incidents of what you were talking about, over-pressurezation in pg&e gas lines between 2008 and 2009. pg&e says it has completed safety inspections on about 750 miles
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
. anne makovec is at san quentin prison in marin county to tell us why. >> reporter: if the plan that was in effect on monday would have stuck, albert greenwood brown would be dead right now but he is alive behind me at san quentin this morning because of a decision by a federal judge last evening. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years, but judge fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it's cruel and unusual punishment. if the first of three drugs administered doesn't work properly, the inmate could suffer extreme pain from the third drug which stops the heart. the family of brown's victim just wants it over with. here's her brother speaking about what it was like after his 15-year-old sister disappeared. >> i remember getting in the truck with my father and... [ crying ] >> ... driving up and down the... uhm....... driving up and down the streets, you know, callingherr name. >> reporter: the stay of execution is being appealed to the state court of appeal
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 7:00am PDT
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 5:00am PDT
. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. many san bruno residents will return to their homes today for the first time since thursday's tragic fire and may smell natural gas as pg&e resources service. some will resume living in their homes. others will be able to go in and gather their belongings. people with red tag homes will have no access to their houses. officials will hold a briefing explaining those details and more. the coroner has revised the death toll back to 4 from 7 reported last night. the additional skeletal remains at the scene will determine if they belong to fire victims. authorities have also revealed that six residents are missing. search teams and cadaver dogs will resume today for additional victims. of the six people reported missing, three are members of the bullets family. amy hollyfield talks to relatives who are frustrated and hurt. >> the family has known that 82 levon, her 50-year-old son greg and her 17-year-old granson will were missing since the blast happened on thursday night. >> sis sister has been going to the rec center to try and find him. we've
KICU
Sep 12, 2010 11:30pm PDT
into the crater will help us gather the informing. >> reporter: the road to the hardest hit area reminds closed. dozens of course spectators stood on an overlook to glimpse the devastated area, including some who know families whose homes were destroy. >> when you get this close to it, it really hits you even harder. so that is a the tough part. investigators tonight are asking anyone with cell phone video of the actual explosion to contact them. they are also checking surveillance freeze nearby businesss. tomorrow, the ntsb will visit two pipeline control centers, one in milpateas and the other near daly city, which might have data about any gas leak alert system. the ntsb says it has not been able to confirm reports that neighbors called pg&e to report a gas leak prior to the explosion. they are asking anyone who smelled gas or who filed a report to contact the ntsb by email. you will find that email address on our website, ktvu.com. reporting live in san bruno, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >> san bruno's mayor said that he does not think a 2008 sewer project in the area of the expl
NBC
Sep 11, 2010 5:30pm PDT
but across the bay area. mr. hart also gave us an updated information just about the scene there. we learned that the crater is 167 by 26 feet wide. the depth is unknown. that is much larger than a previous estimate. the pipe itself was 28 feet long. that's the segment that blew out in the explosion. it apparently blew 100 feet. let's hear more of what mr. hart had to say just minutes ago. >> we do understand that the pipe was odorized which means it has an odor in it. that's part of our investigation to look into these allegations that we've heard that people were smelling this pipe and had reported smelling the pipe before this accident occurred. >> reporter: mr. hart right there was talking about allegations that people, residents who live near the explosion site made weeks before the explosion took place, that there was a smell of gas in the air. and he said that this pipe -- basically he said this is possible because this section of pipe was odorized or was mode to produce an odor if there was some kind of leak. he stopped short of saying thaed that he has verified those accounts. but t
ABC
Sep 11, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >> alan: cadaver dogs search the rubble and find three additional victims froms there's devastating explosion and fire in san brown know. -- san bruno. bringing the death toll to seven, and six people are still missing, among them, three members of one family. amy hollyfield talk to the relatives. >> reporter: this is obviously terrible news. but this family tells me, no news is tough, too. the family has known that 82-year-old la von, her 50-year-old son greg, and her 17-year-old grandson will, were missing since the blast happened on thursday night. >> his sister has been going to the -- went to the rec center to find him, and we have been calling the local hospitals. they don't have any listings. >> reporter: officials have said everyon
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 6:30pm PDT
. >>> reporter: sara shourd embraced her mother, grateful to be back in the u.s. but the american released after 13 months in an iranian prison says this is no time to celebrate. >> my disappointment with not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. i stand before you 1/3 free. >> reporter: when she left iran last week, she left behind her fiance, shane bauer and her friend josh fattal. the three were detained on the iran,-rare border, charged with spying. >> it's time to clear up the misunderstanding that lead to our imprisonment. >> reporter: shourd used the new york news conference to explain she and bauer had jobs in syria and went hiking with fat tall to a popular iraq waterfall. >> we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> reporter: the iranian president arrived in new york on sunday to attend the u.n. general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad said releasing shourd was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who were illegally arrested and detained. >> reporter: the mothers of bauer and fatal w
KOFY
Sep 10, 2010 9:00pm PDT
: maxine had to run out of her oh, us with only her purse. >> heat was so intense. i mean then the noise. it was just you know it was just helpless. the. >>reporter: help is coming now. piles and piles of donations. so much they are turning it away. but baby bottles and cash are still needed. these south san francisco contractors brought a check for 1,000 dollars. and safeway is giving 25,000. >> we feel very strongly that this is our community. these are our friends. our naichbilitys our customers. we want to give back. >>reporter: but money can not buy what the she needs to find her 80-year-old grandmother whose house was right next to the explosion. house is gone. she's looked everywhere for her grandma. >> bay hill. recreation center, checked red cross on line. the hospital. called them all. >>reporter: talked to the fire department at all. >> i talked to 5 different police officers. >>reporter: 2 aunt and uncle were also in the house severely burned when they tried to leave. answer now in induced coma in jeopardy of losinging their extreme. >> uncle is conscience but
KOFY
Sep 14, 2010 9:00pm PDT
i thought it wasver here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... somemes it just takes us a little longer to get back ♪ >> they took a saturday urn 5 rocket and tipped it upside down at the blast off. probably 100 foot flame length. >>reporter: san bruno fire. disaster so big even commercial airline pilots were calling it in. >> sounded kind of like a jet engine. high pitch screaming sound. >>reporter: firefighters reflects on the san bruno disaster. >>> good evening. i'm dan. more than 200 emergency personnel rushed to the neighborhood last thursday. many off duty and without knowing what they were rushing into. tonight the incredible story from abc 7. >> we looked out the back door and could see a fire ball. >>reporter: the fire ball was just the beginning. >> initially we are thinking that jet airplane went down from san francisco airport. >> i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> it appears we have a plane down there in the neighborhood. >>reporter: it would be more than 20 minute before these first responders realize it w
ABC
Sep 18, 2010 8:00am PDT
. the risk terminology. that will be important for all of us to have a clear understanding on. >> san bruno city officials have just started to offer to clear debreeb from the property of 37 fire victim who's lost homes. the service will be free as long as the homeowners sign a waiver. residents whose homes were damaged are either doing clean up work themselves or the contractors to do it. >> the patrol believes alcohol may have played a role in a crash that killed one teen-aged boy and has left two of his novato high classmates fighting for their lives. the driver and another passenger escaped with minor injuries. their bmw kol collide -- collided with a tractor trailer half mile west of san marin drive. beer cans littered the scene. officers discovered a smashed liquor bottle inside of the car. they arrested the drunk driver, for drunk driving and driving without a valid license. >> it's a horrible learning opportunity. of what... combination of alcohol, cars, and poor judgment can do. tragedy like this just shows us how valuable life is. absolutely. >> the crash occurred just before noon
CBS
Sep 11, 2010 7:00pm PDT
. >>> don't tell us that people are not missing when we know that people are missing. >> the death toll climbs. the anger from community members over the search for missing neighbors. >>> unacceptable. that's what state leaders have to say about the federal investigation into this disaster. >>> good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. two days since the pipeline explosion leveled a san bruno neighborhood and rattled nerves all over the u.s. and the death toll has climbed again. investigators now say seven people are confirmed dead. and that's up from four yesterday. they will not confirm identities. but we know at least two of the latest bodies were found in a home and six people are still missing. >>> meanwhile today the national transportation safety board spent the day inspecting that crater left behind and the pipeline. inspectors said today the crater is 167 feet long and 26 feet wide. it's too unstable to put anyone inside so they don't know how deep it is. as for the pipe, the blast blew it 100 feet away from its original position. the piece inspectors found is 28 feet long, but here's
CBS
Sep 18, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. as julie watts shows us, police believe alcohol was a factor. >> reporter: every 15 minutes, someone dies in an alcohol- related car accident. in april, the students at novato high participated in this simulation to illustrate that fact. but today, they're dealing with the real thing. >> we saw the bmw, the car they were driving, and it was going towards our school, and then the truck was behind it. and we saw like the helicopter and i saw the yellow tarp over. >> reporter: the crash site is now cleaned up. and a vigil stands in its place. with the picture of the 15-year- old boy who died here yesterday. among the flowers and the crosses, is a letter from his family, that begins, dear nephew, there is so much i hope to share with you. >> it is really sad. you don't have to know though though feel it. >> reporter: in the small town of novato everyone seems to be impacted by this tragic crash. but what makes it even more difficult are the circumstances behind it. >> you had a young adult who made a very poor decision, starting from driving without a license, driving under the influence of a
KRON
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am PDT
&e recommends shutting off lights and other appliances when not being used. resetting air-conditioner to 85 degrees when you're away from home and 75 when your home. cal fire is battling wildfires along the mexican border. it started on the machens mexican side of the border. cal fire has spent san when hundred fire fighters to fight that fire that straddles the border. two firefighters have been injured and a mexican fire truck has been damaged. the day go wildfire has been contained it broke a saturday burned 89 a. one firefighter is in critical but stable condition this morning. it briefly threatened homes yesterday and the town of the data. one out building and two cars were destroyed. a developing story the latest in san bruno gas line explosion new legislation aimed at improving natural gas pipes will be introduced today. they will be announcing legislation about 10:00 a.m. this of course as cleanup efforts continued. you can see how much they have to clean up. crews are removing debris and soils. they're trying to get clearance to rebuild. new for you this morning a judge could rule
ABC
Sep 11, 2010 5:00am PDT
and brother when the explosion happened. they literally ran for their lives. >> the house next to us was like ablaze, totally ablaze. it looked like a volcano that had erupted next to our house. there was just this huge plume of fire and smoke. our yards were on fire, front yard, backyard. we couldn't get to the car because it was so hot. >> their house and their cat are gone. >> we just have each other. we're happy for that. we lost our cat. but it was the cat or the kids. >> they came here to the veterans memorial recreation center and met with pg&e representatives who gave them $1,000 and a voucher for a rental car. pg&e will be here all through the weekend. in san bruno, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> pg&e made a $1 million contribution to assist the kinds of charity groups helping out in san bruno. wells fargo gave $50,000 to the red cross. if you want to help, here's the red cross phone number. it's 1-888-for-help-bay. also a link on our website. the salvation army is accepting contributions. their number is 1-800-725-2769. they have several drop-off sites as well. you can find them on
KOFY
Sep 17, 2010 9:00pm PDT
just before noon. students tell us lunch doesn't begin until 12:15. because the driver and passengers were all minors, the chp not releasing their names. school administrators say they will make a statement on monday. live in novato, lillian kim, abc 7 news gentleman okay. thanks very much. >>> another tragedy involving a young person. this one killed in the san bruno fire storm. 20-year-old jessica morales died week ago last thursday. friends and family members remembered her tonight at a service in daly city. they tried to make tonight a celebration of her life instead of focusing on how she died. several people spoke at the service but the family decided they did not want cameras inside. understandably. outside the vigil lvd ones told us they will miss her beautiful smile. >> such a beautiful person. such a shame to see someone so young be gone. hear people talking about her and past tense when i only seen her an hour and a half before she died. very sad. beautiful pitching coffin she warm front lvd because she was very into fashion. just beautiful person. >>reporter: s
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am PDT
from highway 24. jade hernandez is out there on the scene. jade, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, pam, i can tell you right now we have some good news. we've heard about 20 minutes ago they were able to cap this line. there was some difficulty though overnight. this happened around 11:20 last nighttime. here's the reason for the difficulty. crews were digging at three different spots. in those three different spots they had to be capped before the crews could stop the leak. at first pg&e thought this was a six inch break around 11:30 last night. so the fire department evacuated about 14 homes. then as knowledge spread that the line was only two inches, those families were allowed back inside. the fire department said there was no reason to be concerned about this gas leak. the chief told us that the gas was dissipating into the atmosphere. >> i just think that there's this heightened awareness of the potential of natural gas leaks and what could occur. yeah. we responded just like we would have responded any way. i think that the public's going to be more concerned. >> repo
KRON
Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the spots available soon as will be placed using certain tiebreakers here's the order. a first if they have a sibling in a world in a school, if they live in the attendance area and would appreciate in that area, if they live in the area in the city with the lowest test score averages, if they live in the attendance area, if they live in attendance area that doesn't have enough space for all of its students. as we have a * attendance areas mentioned you concede it's a big factor. districts a drawing the boundaries was uneasy they looked at several factors for demographics to geography. >> we also look to see where major highways and roads and parks. we wanted to make the attendance areas as logical safe and possible. >> some parents may find their blocks away from the school but not in the attendance area boundary. parents with a choice of artists and their kids to school but if it's a high demand element school and you're not in the attendance area you may not get in. christine conley kron 4 news. >> a live look it cited traffic this is the bay bridge toll plaza look to the west on back of
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